College football fans will need to do some channel flipping to keep up with all three of the state's major-college football teams Saturday. OU, OSU and Tulsa all end the season with national telecasts at 11 a.m.
OU travels to TCU on ESPN. Joe Tessitore, who called two state upsets last season — Baylor over OU and Iowa State over OSU — will broadcast the game with former Detroit Lions executive Matt Millen and reporter Shannon Spake.
OSU travels to Baylor on FX. Craig Bolerjack will call the game with former Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt and reporter Darius Walker.
TU hosts Central Florida in the Conference USA Championship on ESPN2. Dave Pasch, former Michigan quarterback Brian Griese and reporter Jenn Brown are the announcers.
— Fox Sports Plus (Cox 68, 715; DirecTV 680, Dish 451, AT&T U-verse 757, 1757) is airing the Class 6A, 5A and 4A state championship football games from Stillwater this weekend. Al Jerkens, Rod Thompson and reporter Steve Marshall will call the 6A game between Norman North and Jenks at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Marshall and Thompson will call the two Saturday finals — Clinton vs. Anadarko in 4A at 12:30 p.m. and Carl Albert vs. Tulsa East Central in 5A at 7:30 p.m.
— Fox's top announce team of Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Julie Alexandria and guest sideline analyst Petros Papadakis will be busy, calling the Pac-12 Championship (UCLA at Stanford) at 7 p.m. Friday and the Big Ten Championship (Wisconsin vs. Nebraska from Indianapolis) at 7 p.m. Saturday. The stadiums are almost 2,300 miles apart.
— ABC's Notre Dame at USC telecast Saturday night was the most-viewed regular-season college football game since 2006 with 16 million viewers and a 9.4 rating. The No. 2 Michigan at No. 1 Ohio State game on Nov. 18, 2006, had 21 million viewers and a 13.0 rating.
— KOKH-25 has switched its noon Sunday NFL telecast from San Francisco at St. Louis, featuring former OU quarterback Sam Bradford, to Minnesota at Green Bay, featuring ex-Sooner back Adrian Peterson.
— CBS analyst Gary Danielson said Georgia's quarterback play might be the key to the SEC Championship as the Bulldogs face Alabama at 3 p.m. Saturday. “Mark Richt's team has a chance to compete against anybody,” he said. “He has his defense together and with a quarterback, he has a chance to win.” Verne Lundquist, Danielson and reporter Tracy Wolfson will call the game.